Today as I watched the Healing School service live streamed in Colorado, the guest speaker, Pastor Greg Mohr shared his insights on how to heal our hearts. He shared the steps we can take to open the flow needed to not only love ourselves and others, but receive healing of our body.
I found his process for healing the heart very similar to the Sozo ministry techniques used to bring about inner healing. I have been helped by others who are trained in Sozo and I have learned to use some of the techniques to help myself. I can tell you from experience that they are healing.
Pastor Mohr believes most broken hearts revolve around losses in our lives. Losses around rejection, betrayal, persecution, the death of a loved one, abandonment, and more. He had a list of seven things we can do to bring wholeness to our hearts.
1. Validate your loss by acknowledging it.
2. Don't identify with the loss or let it define you.
3. Prioritize your loss with knowing "this too will pass"
4. Forgive everyone including yourself.
5. Commit all losses to the Lord
6. Apply the cross to your bitter waters
7. Walk on, move forward.
Pastor Mohr spoke for a long time about forgiveness. This is also what Sozo ministry focuses on. Forgiveness and blessings. He asked who was the Goliath in your life? Who is the biggest "bully" or hurtful person you have had to deal with? Someone who has broken your heart in some way. He had those watching in the auditorium and watching online go through the process of forgiving this Goliath. It really was really quite powerful.
Forgiveness. No matter how we come to it, whether through something like Sozo, the process Pastor Mohr mentioned or in another way, it is vital for our own healing ~ Spiritual, emotional or physical.
The Bible tells us how important it is to forgive....to let go...to move on. Jesus is very clear on forgiving others IF we want to be forgiven. And also on how many times to forgive someone? Remember when Peter asked Jesus if seven times was enough? Seventy times seven Jesus replied. Whoa.......
Forgiveness. I believe that God wants us to forgive over and over again because He loves US. He knows how unforgiveness opens the door to the enemy. He knows that the brokenhearted need healing and that forgiveness is the door that opens to that! He knows that in some way we are all brokenhearted and need healing.
Forgiveness. It is not a recommendation. It is a command. It is healing for the brokenhearted. It is freeing! Do you have a Goliath you need to forgive? Are you ready? Jesus is there to help you. Just ask.